Country Music Legend Hank Cochran Died at the Age of 74
Singer/songwriter Hank Cochran has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 74. A country music legend, Cochran penned hits like "Make the World Go Away", "That's All That Matters To Me", "I Fall to Pieces" and George Strait's "Ocean Front Property".
He died at his home in Tennessee on Thursday, July 15 after a final singalong on Wednesday night, July 14 with pals Billy Ray Cyrus and Jamey Johnson, who visited the ailing songwriter. Cochran landed his big break as a songwriter in the early 1960s when Ray Price hired him. Cochran then brought pal Willie Nelson onboard.
In a statement, Price says, "I recorded a lot of Hank's songs. He was a great songwriter and a great friend, so it's a double loss for me." Superfan Brad Paisley took to his Twitter page to honor Cochran, writing "Of my top 20 favorite songs of all time, he wrote about half of em. What a great guy&great life."
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